The curriculum is comprised of four elements:
-Individual Study and Practice
Students are instructed instrumentally (private lessons, no public master classes) as well as in chamber music and chamber orchestra.
Each student receives a minimum of two 60-minute private instrumental lessons per week.
Every student performs once in a house concert with a professional concert partner at the piano. From the house concert performances, students are selected for the public concerts given by Astona.
Chamber music groups and the orchestra are organised by the directors in advance, and the music is sent out to each student 6 weeks before Astona begins.
There is a piano placed at the disposal of each piano student.
Practice time for all students is integrated into the daily schedule.
Many Astona concert performances are available on YouTube under "AstonaRecordings".